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Harischandra Ramakant Pednekar
 

Can I get practical knowledge of lighting?


Hello, I am Harish. I always confused about the lighting either it's studio lights or outdoor lighting. How to arrange lights for glass products & round shape hard reflecting products. I have never click a photo which has artistic look. I am looking for out of the tipical passport size lighting. I wonder about photos which has warm lighting or they use several lights for one product or one model. Desperatly I am searching for this knowledge, can you please help me by showing the drawings of such lighting.


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7/1/2008 11:24:11 PM

 
W.   
Hi Harish,

your question is not quite clear. What kind of subject(s) do you want to shoot? What lighting effect do you want to achieve? What camera and lighting gear have you got?


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7/2/2008 2:55:41 AM

 
Harischandra Ramakant Pednekar  
 
 
Sir, I have nikon D40x digital slr camera. I have not done any high profile course of photography so that I expect I should know about studio lighting which photographers use to do for model shoot,round shape glass or steel product
I know this all need diffrent type of lighting & this all long term expensive course but still I expect some tricks like:- 1)How to show 'X' shape on round metalsheet (2) How to shoot bottle products (3)How to arrange lights for fine art shoot like : smoke shoot, ice thrown in the full of color water in the glass & color water bump out of the glass,
(4)Which equipment is to give cut light,How to show reflection in miror


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7/2/2008 7:37:12 AM

 
Harischandra Ramakant Pednekar   Sir, I have nikon D40x digital slr camera. I have not done any high profile course of photography so that I expect I should know about studio lighting which photographers use to do for model shoot,round shape glass or steel product
I know this all need diffrent type of lighting & this all long term expensive course but still I expect some tricks like:- 1)How to show 'X' shape on round metalsheet (2) How to shoot bottle products (3)How to arrange lights for fine art shoot like : smoke shoot, ice thrown in the full of color water in the glass & color water bump out of the glass,
(4)Which equipment is to give cut light,How to show reflection in miror


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7/2/2008 7:37:34 AM

 
W.   
Harish, what you are asking takes a dedicated photography major student a few YEARS in a specialized college to learn. Maybe you'll appreciate that much ground cannot be covered in a couple posts on a forum.

So please pare your question down to just one concrete case. Describe the subject well (purpose, size, color, material), and describe what you would like it to look like in a photo. What is an " 'X' shape on round metalsheet" anyway*? And what kind of light (hard, soft, color, direction), and what kind of shadows you're looking for. Also what equipment you have besides the D40x: what lenses, what auxiliary or flash light(s), backdrop(s), reflector(s), softbox(es), snoot(s), or barndoor(s).

*Can you post a snapshot of it so that we can SEE and understand what it is?


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7/2/2008 8:37:44 AM

 
John H. Siskin
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  Hi Harischandra,
I teach a basic lighting course here at BetterPhoto. It will not answer all your questions, as W. said that will require practice and dedication, oh and equipment. You might want to take the Understanding The Tools of Lighting Photography. Good luck and Thanks, John Siskin


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7/2/2008 9:27:40 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  You need to buy a book or two, either from a bookstore or online, about lighting.


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7/2/2008 10:59:15 AM

 
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